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Organized Crime in Kosovo
Serb politician: Recent bomb attack against minister shows mafia ruling Kosovo
source: BBC Monitoring Service - United Kingdom
Text of report by Serbian independent news agency FoNetSaturday, 16 September 2006
Gnjilane, 16 September: A member of the Serb List for Kosovo-Metohija [SLKM, headed by Oliver Ivanovic], Vesna Jovanovic, said today that the bomb thrown on the night from Thursday to Friday [14-15 September] outside the house of a police minister in the Kosovo government, "should primarily be a message to the international community to finally realize how far Standards have gone in the first place and who has the power in Kosovo".
What can ordinary people expect if a bomb is thrown at the police minister, Jovanovic asked. She added that this incident created additional insecurity among the Serbs, who were "between a rock and a hard place ".
"On the one hand, there are Albanians who are hostile towards the Serbs, and on the other is the deeply rooted rule of the mafia in Kosovo, something which this bomb has demonstrated," Jovanovic explained.
The international community should understand the Serb anxiety and fear for their own security and it should respond adequately, not only by issuing declarations, Jovanovic emphasized in a statement for FoNet.
"It is being claimed without any scruples that Standards are being fulfilled, while on the other hand the citizens of Kosovo, especially the Serbs, do not have any fundamental feeling of security," Jovanovic assessed.
She said that "the international community should seriously take into account Serb proposals on how to achieve progress, and not ignore them for the most part".
Source: FoNet news agency, Belgrade, in Serbian 1057 gmt 16 Sep 06
To NATO: Get out of, and off of Serbian lands. Let Serbia control it's own destiny.
posted on 09/30/2006 2:28:43 PM PDT
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Serbia claims Kosovo sovereignty
Serbia's parliament has unanimously approved a new constitution that claims sovereignty over the UN administered province of Kosovo.
The move, passed during a special session of parliament, opposes calls for the ethnic Albanian majority in Kosovo to be given independence.
Kosovo has been run by the UN since Nato intervened in 1999 to stop Serbia expelling the ethnic Albanian majority.
The proposed constitution will now face a referendum before it becomes valid.
Serbia's Prime Minister, Vojislav Kostunica, has indicated a referendum would also be followed by early elections, although he has not specified a date.
The UN has been hosting talks on the status of Kosovo; it has said the issue could be resolved this year.
Mr Kostunica said the country's new constitution would provide a strong legal foundation for Serbia and allow it to move closer to European standards and values.
Mr Kostunica said there was no need to wait for the Kosovo issue to be settled before adopting the new constitution.
Instead, he said it would "cement the truth that Kosovo always has been and always will be an integral part of Serbia".
Until now Serbia has been operating under the old constitution of the former President, Slobodan Milosevic.
Iw just watched parlament session. ALL 242 present members woted FOR constitutin! Newer in my life saw that!
P.M. kostunica allmost yelled:"With this we have claimed Kosovo"
posted on 09/30/2006 2:43:54 PM PDT
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